* Alternate post title: My Boobs Can Raise Bread
I was all ready to tackle this week. Tackle getting M back to daycare, tackle getting some last minute shopping done so I could go back to work. Tackle getting in to pumping again.
I did not expect to be sidetracked by absolutely excruciating pain, a complete drop off in supply, and lots of doctor’s appointments (one for me, one for her). In other words, we have thrush, AKA a raging yeast colony. Owie, owie, owie.
I am trying to have a sense of humor about it all. H is eating frequently to make up for the lack of supply, but otherwise seems to be fine. I may have to give her formula for daycare, but I’ll deal with that if it comes to that. We caught it early based on my calculations of when the pain started and what her pediatrician’s office saw. It could be worse, this could have happened this weekend when offices are closed, and I had to be back to full time pumping next week. Also, I could not have spent the entire car ride from the doctor to the pharmacy thinking of clever titles for posts. I was going to try to and do something with the Prodigy song Fire Starter, but I just couldn’t make it work.
The other, rather sad thing I’m giving up this week is tracking my food on Weight Watchers. I signed up for a 7 day free trial which I will be canceling. I can’t know how much supply issues are the thrush or the food stuff, and honestly supply is way more important than losing weight. I am going to try to take from it a better idea of what I should be eating though. Perhaps in a few weeks, once things are back to normal (please, please let them be back to normal), I’ll try again. Scratch that, I will be doing it again, not maybe.
In the mean time, I’m doing my best to get some rest (doctor’s orders), eating a lot of oatmeal, and nursing, a lot. For those of you who have been here, any good suggestions? I’m going to get some probiotics tomorrow from the co-op, and I’m doing my best to reduce my sugar intake. (if you just couldn’t get rid of it, I don’t want to hear about it, trying to stay positive here) Also, I need ideas for getting a baby who HATES to take anything to take the meds eight freakin’ times a day. We do suck on my finger and I’ll sneak it in, but she’s getting wise to it and in addition to the meds for thrush, she also takes her reflux meds twice a day. Oh yeah, and she won’t take a pacifier. Little snot.